Steven Brill Biography

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Steven Brill

A native of Utica, New York, Steven Brill studied film, theater and acting at Boston University's Film School. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to become an actor and write screenplays.

His first jobs were writing and story-editing for episodic television.

A fortuitous visit to watch a Pee Wee hockey practice led Brill to the idea for a film called The Mighty Ducks, an idea he sold to Walt Disney Pictures. The film, which was a surprise box office smash, was quickly followed up with two sequels which Brill wrote.

He made his motion picture directorial debut with Disney's Heavyweights, a comedy about a group of people at a summer weight-loss camp, starring Ben Stiller.

In 1997 he did the re-write on the script for Dr. Doolittle, starring Eddie Murphy.

Brill has written a number of feature film scripts, including the comedy Ready to Rumble(2000).

In 1999, he wrote and directed Late Last Night, a television movie which starred Emilio Estevez, and debuted at the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival. Brill followed up with Little Nicky (2000), a comedy starring Adam Sandler as the bumbling son of Satan.

Brill has also directed Drillbit Taylor (2008) and Movie 43 (2013), which included a very long list of stars including Halle Berry, Gerard Butler and Kate Winslet.

In addition to his writing and directing talents, Brill has a long list of acting credits including sex, lies and videotape, Postcards From the Edge, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, The Wedding Singer and Big Daddy.


Movie 43 (2013)
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Without a Paddle (2004)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Little Nicky (2000)
Heavyweights (1995)

Filmography (writer):

Little Nicky (2000)
Ready to Rumble (2000)
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
Heavyweights (1995)
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
The Mighty Ducks (1992)

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